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Top Japanese Site Closed For Copyright Violation

Representatives from Japanese based anti-piracy consortium The Association for the Copyright of Computer Software have announced that the owner of popular, for-profit Jap...
Representatives from Japanese based anti-piracy consortium The Association for the Copyright of Computer Software have announced that the owner of popular, for-profit Japanese video game website Gameonline was arrested today in the city of Fukuoka on charges of copyright violation. The arrest came as a result of the site reportedly hosting hundreds of screenshots taken from magazines and overseas game sites without the permission of the game publishers, a violation of Japanese copyright law. Although Japanese copyright law is very similar to that in the rest of the world, it is often more strictly enforced and can lead to arrests, fines, and jail time for offenders. Source: 1up

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